Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: YA Fantasies that are Hidden Gems

A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

1.) The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
Seriously, more YA fantasy fans should read this book. It is seriously brilliant. I know a few people who read it and everyone loved it. It's a great series and super unique.

2.) Kingdom of Ash and Briar by Hannah West
A friend who is a bookseller was picking this book up at BEA a few years ago and I am so glad I picked up a copy too because this book was so good!

3.) Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
The first book was on a lot of people's radar when it came out a few years ago but last year when the sequel came out I didn't hear anyone talking about it. And I wish more people had read it because I think it may have even been better.

4.) Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Truthwitch got a ton of hype but Susan's debut series didn't get as much as it should have. It's a historical fantasy and it's great. I love the characters and the world is very cool.

5.) Jackaby by William Ritter
There ids a small and devoted following of this book and I am among it's members. It's seriously one of my all-time favorite series. It's super creative and engaging and if you like supernatural creatures or mysteries with magic you need to read it.

6.) Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
I have not been super into Gregory Maguire's new books but this one was really cool. It's more of middle grade but it's still very good for YA fantasy fans.

7.) The Great Library by Rachel Caine
Another series that I am seriously obsessed with but no one else seems to be talking about. But this series is amazing. It's one of the most unique worlds and has a truly devious villain... The Library!

8.) The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
I am so glad Alyssa got me this book as part of TBTB Secret Santa. Why were more people not talking about this book. It's like The Book Thief  but with a magic twist and I loved it.

9.) Seafire by Nathalie C. Parker
This book just came out a few weeks ago and it definitely did not get the attention I think it deserved. It was the book I wanted to read all summer and everyone should read it.

10.) The Dark Days Club/Lady Helen series by Alison Goodman
I think a good amount of people read the first book in this series but now that the final book is coming out it seems like no one is talking about it. But I am very excited.

There you have it. My YA Fantasy hidden gems. What books would you recommend? What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Ink and Bone looks really interesting! I don't read much YA but I'll have to check that one out :)

  2. LOVE the Something Strange and Deadly series... I've finally convinced my Truthwitch-loving brother to take a chance on them! :) And I haven't read The Game of Love and Death yet, but I'm pretty sure it's sitting on my shelves!

  3. Seafire and The Dark Days Club are books I definitely want to read!

  4. Ooh nice picks! Seeing quite a few familiar faces! Loved the Storyspinner and reallllly need to read the sequel already! Fell soooo behind in my duologies AND trilogies, it's nuts! Lol.

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